2017 Annual Conference

Survive and Thrive
Monday, May 8, 2017
Easter Seals NL, 206 Mt. Scio Road, St. John’s

Survive and Thrive: The tough economic times happening in our province has hit libraries hard. Our budgets have been slashed, our workforce reduced and sadly libraries close. However, despite such uncertainty, libraries are thriving because of the commitment and devotion library workers in Newfoundland and Labrador have towards their communities. We approach relationships and opportunities to help from the perspective of; what we can do for our community, not what we gain in return. This altruistic nature of libraries is ultimately how we not only survive, but thrive.

21st Century library workers are equipped with special skills to teach information literacy, promote self-directed learning, and encourage collaboration, critical thinking and innovation. We understand the true value libraries have in the community, and so we overcome obstacles to empower people, give them opportunities to increase their knowledge, learn life skills and ultimately thrive in their everyday lives.

Keynote speaker Trudy Morgan-Coles

Keynote speaker Trudy Morgan-Cole

Easter Seals NL is located on 206 Mt. Scio Road in St. John’s. Join us in their Multi-Purpose Room, on the ground floor. Parking is available at the front of the building.

Easter Seals NL

Easter Seals NL

Stay tuned for our call for proposals coming later this month!

For more information about the 2017 Annual Conference, please contact planning committee chair, Kate Shore.